University of California Irvine, University of California, San Diego


  • Firm: Halbert Hargrove Global Advisors, LLC
  • Job Title: Relationship Manager & Chair of Wealth Advisory Committee
  • Certifications: CFP®, AIF®


In his advisory work with clients, Nick’s objective is to deliver an integrated strategy for their wealth. In addition to his investment expertise, Nick says he brings two key strengths to his client relationships: Educating them about their investments and being a good listener.

As Chair of Halbert Hargrove’s Wealth Advisory Committee, Nick leads the group in exploring financial planning issues that impact clients—and creating responsive solutions. Nick sees his role as “ensuring that we have a diverse set of ideas on the table to make the right decisions.” Nick is based in Halbert Hargrove’s Long Beach headquarters. He was named to his current management role in 2012; he joined the firm in 2005.

Nick holds an MBA from UC Irvine; he earned his B.S. degree in Management Science from University of California, San Diego, where he played college basketball and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. He was awarded the ACCREDITED INVESTMENT FIDUCIARY designation by the University of Pittsburgh-affiliated Center for Fiduciary Studies and is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER.


Nick received his Bachelor of Science in Management Science from University of California, San Diego and his Master of Business Administration from University of California, Irvine.

Quote from Nickolas Strain

“Through listening, I can suggest relevant solutions. I enjoy helping clients work towards goals, solve problems that arise, and uncover risks that they might not have considered.”